Sandbanks, Dorset

It is Sunday, Father’s Day Sunday and as I am so keen to be more spontaneous ( I’m approaching Midlife Crisis, I think ) I decide I have to just wake up, look at the weather, plus weather forecast ( as I live in England after all, we have 4 seasons in a day )…

Wedding in Canterbury

Last week I went to a wedding reception in the nearby city of Canterbury. The venue was amazing, in the sense that we were in a quadrangle setting, yet still had the character, space and feeling of the open countryside. The unusual, yet very appealing theme was along the lines of characters from Marvel, DC…

Sandbanks

This is the best beach in the South, and maybe even in the whole of England. On a hot sunny day, I decided to drive to Sandbanks in Dorset, about 135 miles away. Yes you read that right, a never ending 135 miles it was that day. I let the heat get to my head,…

I mistook a woman to be my neighbour for a whole year!

The most hilarious thing happened to me recently. I moved to a new town last year, and obviously to a new house. Opposite me, is an old couple who has a dog. I have met the man once, and I have only seen the woman while driving off, so I have never spoken to her…

Shoeburyness

Beach Quest 1 We decided to go check out this beach, as it is about 1 hour away from our house.  Now to go to a beach which is only 1 hour away is a good thing. We are always on the quest to find a nice sandy beach near us. So far the best…

Algarve, Portugal

I have decided that when I retire one day, I will go and live in Algarve, Portugal. Dream on. We all make plans like this and when the time comes, we chicken out and do not go ahead with the plan. Anyway, this shows how much I loved Portugal, and retiring there would mean I…

Legoland

Legoland is Uk’s favourite Kids Theme Park and it is definitely my son’s one as he loves lego and has been asking to go there again every year. I even got a Merlin pass, to see what all the fuss was about. It is well worth what you pay for it, only, if you use…

London

I have been to London countless of times and have always walked from place to place, or sometimes using the bus or the tube. My friend came to visit before she got married a few months later.  After her solo trip in Amsterdam, France, Belgium and Italy, she wanted me to accompany her on her…

Southampton

  This was the first road trip I did with my two children, on my own. It was during the school holidays and I was debating where to take them for a day out. I decided on a road trip to Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth and to break up the journey, we stayed in…

The 1st Christmas I hosted at my place

Last Sunday, I hosted my first Xmas meal, cooking for more than 10 people. It went very well, too good to be true except for the end when some people had too much to drink and ruined the whole day. I have banished the bad part as we are more than likely never going to…

Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest

A weekend at Center Parcs A few years ago, as soon as you mentioned Center Parcs, I would have dismissed you and would not want to know anything about Center Parcs. Then my friend and her family went to the one in Elveden and came to visit me on their way back. She told me…